June 19 Wed9:30am-10:45am | Theater 3 | Learning
Joan Ganz Cooney Center: Games at the Core
Games at the Core: Transformative Promise or Publishers Pablum?

As the Common Core standards define the current education reform mantra, a debate is raging around their ability to drive deeper learning, 21st century skill development, and pathways to life success. Publishers, scholars and philanthropic leaders are now investing time and resources designing creative technologies, and especially digital games to be a critical part of the Common Core solution. But will they deliver new breakthroughs or deliver old wine in new bottles? Three of the nation’s leading authorities on innovation in educational technology will join the debate.

Introduction given by Michael Levine, PhD, Executive Director, Joan Ganz Cooney Center

James Paul Gee, PhD, Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies, Arizona State University
Justin Leites, Vice President of Games, Amplify Learning
Katie Salen, Executive Director, Institute of Play

Moderator: Kevin Bushweller, Executive Director of Digital Directions, Education Week

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